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    Gulf Islands

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    Small portion of Horn Island, Mississippi, closed to entry due to discovery of asbestos and possible other bio hazards. Click on more for map and press release. More »

Getting Ready for 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Gulf Islands National Seashore is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!

 

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  • Soundside Serenade

    Members of the Santa Rosa Strings Quartet.

    Classical music blended with the sound of surf along the shores of Santa Rosa Sound at the Soundside Serenade, held under the trees at the Naval Live Oaks Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida. Read more

  • Civil War Kids

    Kids at a Civil War camp.

    Gulf Islands National Seashore has played an active role in enhancing the education and preservation of our American heritage. During the summer months, kids from across the country have participated in the park's Junior Ranger series, the Civil War Kids Camp. Hands-on discovery such as making hardtack, sending code, dressing in aprons and uniforms, washing clothes, rolling bandages are used to instill a deeper understanding of our nation's past. Read more

  • Turtle Talk in the Night

    Ranger and taxidermied sea turtle.

    Since 2008, Gulf Islands National Seashore has been educating visitors about the plight of sea turtles, and the trials they face while navigating the beaches along the northern Gulf. Partnering with the Escambia Amateur Astronomy Association, millions of visitors have learned the importance of preserving the Seashore's unique dark sky vista's. Hands-on education, during the park's Full Moon Walks, allows all ages the opportunity to get to know these endangered Gulf reptiles. Read more

  • Light Up Discovery Events

    Candlelight Tour of Fort Barrancas

    Civil War Soldier in Candlelight Tour Read more

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore Second Annual Healthy Parks Healthy People Event

    Healthy Parks Healthy People

    Healthy outdoor activities in the park. Read more

Did You Know?

Geronimo

In the 1880s, Geronimo and other members of the Chiricahua-Apache tribe were prisoners at Fort Pickens located at Gulf Islands National Seashore.